The toy market is incredibly vast and diverse, yet there are few toys that budding architects can identify with. Sure, you have LEGO's Architecture Series, with its line of pixelated villas and landmarks. There's Jenga, plus those anonymous 3D puzzles and model kits that faithfully, though boringly recreate famous buildings and cities in miniature. The less said about Architect Barbie, the better. And have you ever even seen a set of Froebbel blocks?
We can now add the Eames House Alphabet Blocks to that all-t00-short list. The set consists of 36 wooden blocks, each handmade and hand painted with letters and graphics that when stacked take the form of the Eames' classic Case Study House No. 8 and studio. Of course, that likeness doesn't come cheap, and at $150, we suspect that this toy is more for parents than their toddlers.